- Jun 23, 2014
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This has been my experience, as well. There's nothing like the real thing. The real Floyd's baseplate is hardened, and most of the clones don't do this. Some of the clones have super-thin plates, also, which doesn't help.If I was you I would give consideration to replacing the entire thing with an official FR from FR. That seems to be a problem solver in many cases. I have never bought a guitar with an FR that wasn't an official FR because all the posts I have ever read about FR problems usually end up with the FR not being an official FR and the user getting them replaced by an official FR.
That's just me though. I would like to hear what others have to say.
One exception is the Schaller Floyd copies. Since Schaller of Germany makes the real Floyd, the quality is there.
I've heard good things about the Ibanez Lo-Pro, but I haven't tried one.